Volunteer/ Intern

UCT VolunteerPASSOP relies heavily on the diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills of its volunteers and interns. At any given time, there are usually 4-7 interns and volunteers working with us, mostly students from the United States, Europe and South Africa. Their roles and tasks vary and are designed to match their own expertise and interests, as well as PASSOP’s priority needs and campaigns at different times.

What you need to Volunteer/ Intern

To volunteer at PASSOP, a background or strong interest in one or more of the following areas is recommended: law, human rights, migration issues, political science, development studies and journalism. We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic young people who are passionate and fearless in standing up and fighting for the rights of the vulnerable, the poor and the marginalised.

If you are interested in volunteering at PASSOP, please send us your application form and let us know what motivates you to want to get involved with PASSOP. Also, we welcome you to visit our intern testimonial page below, to find out more about interning at PASSOP.

We recommend you to read the information on the website, our guidelines as well as to orientate yourself in order to find out topics you might be interested into. If you want to get into contact with former interns and read internship experiences, join the PASSOP interns/volunteers group on Facebook.

We are looking forward to welcome you at our office for a thriving cooperation.

Meet our interns

Intern Activities

Current Internships:

Legal Intern

The legal intern must be passionate about human rights and willing to work with asylum seekers and refugees on a daily basis. A background in writing legal appeals and/or a degree or work experience in law is required. The legal intern works with overall assistance and advocacy for refugee and asylum seekers along with our paralegal advisors and lawyers. This includes filling out new-comer forms, interviewing clients, and writing appeal letters. The intern will also focus on researching for the client during the appeal letter process.

Skills:

-Experience or interest in law and legal work
-Strong communication and collaboration skills to interact with clients and other interns
-Capacity to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects and appeal letters
-Basic computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel)
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Strong organisational skills
-Experience working or studying abroad a plus

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
3 – 6 months
Please send a CV and cover letter to: interns.passop@gmail.com

Fundraising intern

The Fundraising and PR intern must passionate about human rights/social justice. They must have experience in at least one of the following: managing fundraising events, grant writing that has led to funding for an organisation, experience of working with NGO’s or non-profit organisations and/or setting up a donor base.

The intern will focus mainly on obtaining funds for PASSOP, assist with processing donations, assist with the implementation of event logistics and planning, writing grants, and improving and keeping relationships to other NGOs, organisations and donors. They will also have the chance to work within whichever specific program they feel (please see our website for our current programs).

Skills:

-Experience or interest in event management and fundraising
– Strong communication and collaboration skills to interact with other NGOs
-Capacity to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects
-Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Google apps)
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Strong organisational skills
-Experience working or studying abroad a plus

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
3 – 6 months
Please send a CV and cover letter to: interns.passop@gmail.com


Social media and marketing intern

PASSOP is looking for an enthusiastic intern who is willing to take control and manage multiple social media platforms within the organisation. The intern must have good communication skills and have had a background within social media as well as an interest for NGOs or human rights organisations.

The intern will focus mainly on organising PASSOP’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin, as well as replying to comments and emails on all social media platforms.

Skills:
-Experience or interest in social media and marketing
-Capacity to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects and social media platforms
-Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Facebook, website design, Instagram, Twitter, Google apps)
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Strong organisational skills
-Experience working or studying abroad a plus

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
3 – 6 months
Please send a CV and cover letter to: interns.passop@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in PASSOP and we look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.